fixed prosthodontics
Clinical insights

Selecting the implant abutment in fixed prosthodontics

Introduction We have seen many advances in dental implant designs and surface technologies in recent years. For some time, however, the prosthodontic management and components have been based on a conventional analog laboratory pathway utilizing burn-out and metal castings that deliver a wide spectrum in accuracy of the final prostheses.

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ITI Academy Editorial Board

New blood for the ITI Academy Editorial Board

Editing, managing and updating ITI Academy material is pretty much a full-time job that is carried out by dedicated ITI Fellows. The ITI Academy Editorial Board has been slowly reducing as members have moved on to different functions within the ITI. At the same time as our effective workforce has

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Dental flap design
Clinical insights

Principles of flap design in dental implantology

Implant dentistry today is moving towards digital planning, guided insertion of the implants and potentially a flapless approach. However, before one, as a surgeon, can become active in this digital age, one must have knowledge of anatomy and basic surgical principles, as well as a good understanding of one’s own

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dental ceramic materials
Clinical insights

Ceramic materials in implant dentistry: an overview

Introduction The roots of the term “ceramic” can be traced back to the Greek word “keramos”, meaning “pottery”. Keramos in turn is derived from a Sanskrit origin, meaning “to burn”. Thus, it may be reasoned that a ceramic material is a substance that is tempered through burning or heat-treating. A

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